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good morning to you. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's friday, september 17th. police are investigating a sexual assault in walnut creek despite an arrest of three previous attacks at location. ktvu's jade hernandez is at the
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park regency apartments right now. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. [ no audio ] >> reporter: one man is already accuse of three other assaults is still behind bars this morning. so who is responsible for last night's attack? management, according to the resident we spoke to this morning, hired a few more security guards after the last assault. all of these assaults have taken place since late june. the latest happened last night around 6:00 in the evening last night. a woman told the contra costa sheriff's office she was attacked while inside her apartment. they said the woman followed the woman into the gate of her apartment and then into her apartment and then assaulted her. >> yeah. i thought they caught the guy and it was all okay. i guess it's not. >> reporter: this is the man
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still behind bars in connection with the three other assaults at park regency apartments. this man, a berkeley man. his family and girlfriend said he is innocent. we contacted the spokesman for the sheriff's office and as soon as we get an update, we'll let you know. jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. well, there are two new disturbing revelations tied to that pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno this morning. today's "chronicle" reports pg&e was worried last year that liquids were corroding the metal of four bay area pipelines and that includes the pipeline that blew up in san bruno. also, pg&e admits it's still not fully inspected all of the high-risk pipelines. and it still has to inspect about a quarter of the 1,000
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pipelines that require strict safety tests. the funeral for two victims will be held in san francisco in a couple of hours. claudine wong is in san bruno with more on the efforts to remember these victims. claudine? >> reporter: we're live in the disaster zone, where cleanup and recovery is going to continue. those who lost two people in this horrific tragedy will also remember and try to say goodbye. funeral services will be held for jacqueline greig and her daughter janessa. she was a student body president at her school and friends described her as a role model. the two are surviveed by the husband and father james and their sister, gabby. >> we know they are in god's
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hands. it's the holes in our heart that need filling. >> reporter: now, a vigil took place last night in remembrance of 20-year-old jessica morales. who was also -- who was also killed last thursday. her boyfriend is still in the hospital. last night, mourners lit candles to remember jessica and to mourn her. her mother thanks everybody. >> i thank you for your love. i know you recognize me. i know you know who my daughter is. just you looking at me and giving me a look of encouragement, that means a lot to me. >> reporter: the funeral for jacqueline and her daughter will begin at 11:00 this morning in san francisco.
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morales' funeral will be tomorrow. this is a difficult time for the community. these funerals, just a profound reminder that the greatest low loss in -- loss in all of this was the loss of life. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:04. the bullis family just released a sad statement regarding their loved ones. the statement says "it's with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of lavonne, greg and william." the statement goes to on to say, "it's with hope and love that we hope the community will continue and grow." now, you can get update at ktvu.com. police shot at a man who they say shot at a gun -- shot a gun at them on capitol hill.
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>> the officers fearing for their lives and those who might be around them, fired their weapons. >> police say they opened fire at the man who refused to drop his weapon. he was taken to the hospital. his condition is unknown. we're hearing that the foreign minister of oman says he doesn't know of any current plans to release the two other americans detained in iran. oman played a key role in helping the reless of -- release of sarah shourd on tuesday. today, he says his country is willing to act as an intermediary between that country and the united states to help free josh fattal and shane bauer. 7:36. at 11:30 this morning, budget negotiations are resume in
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sacramento. last night, the governor and legislative ed leaders met for three hours. afterwards, there are signs that an agreement may be near. >> we have a few things to talk about. we hope to be done tomorrow or on the weekend. >> state lawmakers are in record-setting territory. today marks the 79th day of the budget impasse, the longest the legislature has ever gone without a spending lan. let's see if the commute is banking. sal, how does it look? >> it looks okay. it's a little lighter than usual. happy friday. let's go out and see what we have at the bay bridge. it's backed up for about a 15- minute delay. it's not quite as bad. i can tell. you see the ramp where the cars are coming down. that's the 880 ramp. a lot of times it's backed up to the ramp. 880 north and southbound
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looking okay. the fog is pretty thick. in fact, we can see half of the cameras that we can normally show you so we have to use the map system. let's go to the maps. northbound 238 to southbound 880. there is an accident now that's been there for a while. it's causing an unexpected slowdown. 880 a little slow approaching highway 92. let's go to steve. sal, thank you. happy friday, everyone. look at this. look at that. fog coming in. a little bit of low clouds. very mild. tiburon, 62 degrees. temperatures very mild, 50s and 60s. some local drizzle. our first front of the season, there it is. there it is. some higher clouds are already beginning to just come in to mendocino county. this system will do this and do this. out ahead of it we have low clouds and fog. santa rosa reporting fog.
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59. we'll go 70, 78. higher clouds will be moving in today. fog, drizzle, sunny, mild. 60s, 70s, still some 80s inland. north bay will get the clouds first and other areas once the fog burns off, it will be sunny. 64 in san francisco after yesterday's 65. they are already at 58. look at san jose, 67 balmy degrees. kind of a muggy feel. also that drizzle. once the sun burns off, a muggy feel. if you are doing anything outside, by the coast, it will cool down. ukiah, 64. and a lot of low clouds. watch how the system is getting closer. getting closer. it's going to slow down a little bit. as it runs into the ridge of high pressure. it's kind of bumping it out of the way. increasing clouds today later to the north and saturday we'll cloud it up. the low starts to move by late saturday and sunday. today, morning fog, drizzle is
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already there. sunny, mild, cooler, coast. 60s, 70s, and 80s. mostly cloudy weekend. rain to the north and spreading south by sunday morning. not a big system, but it sure looks like it's gonna make it. wind turning a little southerly. 60s, 70s and low to mid-80s. five-day forecast has drizzle, muggy. it looks like the rain about will go away sunday morning. key clearing and then cooler -- clearing and then cooler. hitting the jackpot. why california universities will soon be getting more than $200 million. there's word of a threat to the pope in london. we'll tell you who has been arrested. and the mother of natalee
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holloway sneaks into a purr runnian jail -- peruvian jail. what she said to him and what he said to her.
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even over oakland, much of the bay and inland, we have a lot of fog and drizzle and temperatures are really mild. 50s and 60s. foggy for the morning and some sun. we are have temperatures. inland will be in the 80s. by the coast we'll have 60s. the fog and drizzle and leading edge will be in the north bay. let's get to the news with tori. >> all right. thank you. we're following developing news out of london where five men were arrested when police
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received information about a threat to the pope. the pope is in london today. the vatican spokesman said the pope was informed of the arrest of the men. they were between the ages of 26 and 50 and reportedly worked as street cleaners. the pope, though, remained calm and has not made any changes to his schedule. >> in afghanistan, extra security is in place, ahead of parly men tari elections tomorrow. >> a united nations envoy says measures have been taken to avoid a repeat in last year's presidential election. in some remote areas, voting materials are arriving by donkey with police escorts. afghans will be selecting 249 members of parliament. the mother of an alabama teenager who disappeared in aruba is being detained by police in peru after sneaking into a jail to confront the
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suspect. beth twitty, the mother of natalee holloway, snuck into the jail to confront joe ran van der sloot. now he's accused of killing a woman five years after natalee holloway disappeared. she said she didn't have any hate in her heart. he didn't respond. he just gave her her lawyer's business card. the mother of jaycee dugard wants to be compensated by the state for her nightmare ordeal she went through trying to find her lawyer for 18 years. the university of
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california and california state university will each get $106 million in federal stimulus money. the state's community colleges will split $5 million. csu says the one-funding will allow them to admit up to 10,000 new students and restore classes. uc reportedly plans to spend the money to hire faculty. and today, the obama administration is fighting back against critics. the white house is releasing a greatist hits list of projects around the country. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with more. >> reporter: good morning, tori. the white house is releasing its list of the top 100 stimulus projects projects that are changing the country. number five is the caldecott
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tunnel expansion. this is a drawing of what the lanes will look like. the state has given $200 million for the project. that is expected to relieve congestion. the white house is touting these stimuluses today as election steps up their criticism of the spending. >> look, i don't think the president and his economic team get it. our economy is struggling to create jobs and all of this spending is the reason why. >> reporter: in all, california has been awarded $20 million in recovery money. i will have more on whether any other local projects are on the white house list in my next update, in about an hour. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, allison. more than a dozen oil wells among mexico's gulf coast are shut down at this hour, all because of hurricane karl. that storm is expected to make landfall sometime today along
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the vera cruz coastline, which is also home to the country's largest power plant. now, hurricane karl drenched cancun earlier this week. just look at these pictures. that's when it was just a tropical storm causing severed intoing and -- flooding and knocking down tree limbs. since then it's grown into a category 3 hurricane with winds of up to 100 miles anour. and this is new york. a fierce storm ripped true the city. yesterday's storm actually crushed a driver to death and injured a passenger. rail service was suspended for hours and that caused havoc in the evening commute. the national weather service is investigating whether that storm is really a tornado. 7:18. this morning, the broken bp oil well in the gulf of mexico is a step closer to being permanently sealed. a deep relief well is now connected to the blownout well.
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the next step is to pump mud and cement down the relief well to seal the broken well at its base. that final seal is expected to be completed by sunday. 7:18. well, the captains of ships in the bay area waters are being warned -- be on the lookout for whales. all of that is because a dead whale was found impaled on the front of a ship that arrived in the port of oakland. scientists say it was a mint key whale. they think the whale was alive when it was hit and was searching for food. >> they are oblivious of ship traffic and oblivious of each other. >> now, today the carcass of the whale will be towed out to sea. a new report shows the bay area sales market, the sale of homes have dropped while prices have gone up.
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dataquick says prices fell 11%. that's at the lowest level in 18 years. the medium price of a bay area home is up 7%, to $385,000. there's word of another possible hate crime. it's the latest disturbing vandalism targeting a pro baseball player. a mangled mess. what may have caused this early- morning crash that injured three people. good morning. westbound 237, getting a little bit of stop-and-go traffic as you drive towards highway 1. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and the bay weather.
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for the second time in a little more than a week, a swastika has been found on a
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mural of casspy. he's the only player born in israel. the police, anti-defamation league are all offering rewards totaling $3,000. narcotics detectives from solano county made three arrests and seized a large amount of pot following a four- month long investigation. 42-year-old cindy harris was taken into custody at a marriott in fairfield. 24-year-old chad grin and jennifer ryan were arrested in sebastopol. investigators say they all three face charges for possessing marijuana. investigators are investigating a robbery robbery/take-over at a game store on contra costa boulevard. the suspects took wallets and cell phones from customers and cash and merchandise from the
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store. police say the same men may be responsible for similar robberies over the past few weeks in pleasant hill and concord. let's go to sal now. 7:23. i know the commute is starting to wake up. there's some problems out there. >> that's right. there's slow traffic and fog and all kinds of things. good morning to you. let's go out and take a look at the bay bridge westbound. there is backup now. so it doesn't seem very light right out on this friday. there's a spider again. boy, people -- i get so many e- mails and tweets about that guy or gal, spider, whatever. moving on, let's go to 880 north and southbound, very heavy fog here in both directions. traffic is light. if you are driving on 238, still looking at that crash, that's gone now. but the traffic is still slow. southbound 880 at 92, a new accident. 7:24. this is a look at a three-car crash -- i'm sorry, a one-car
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crash where three people were hurt in san pablo overnight. police state driver's in critical condition. the car jumped the sidewalk and slammed into a tree at the intersection of rumrill and barbara. we don't know the condition of the passengers. the driver may have failed to negotiate a turn. i'm getting word of some breaking news just coming into the ktvu newsroom. this is in berkeley. 1005 university avenue. a two-alarm fire reported in berkeley. i'm just listening to some of the activity here. if you are in the berkeley avenue near university avenue. that's what the activity is. it's a two-alarm fire. we're on the way. i'm sorry. palo alto. 1005 university avenue in palo alto. my mistake. we're just guesting this
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information -- getting this information in. we are on the way. let's go to steve. a lot of fog. temperatures very mild, upper 50s, 60s. the first cold front of the season is inching closer. it will spin in higher clouds for mendocino county and the north bay later on. emeryville, 62 and foggy, temperatures, again, just held because. fog and the drizzle. the leading edge of our big change will take us into the weekend. satellite shows the front is getting closer. it will line itself more north to south. it will be sunny today for a while. but increasing clouds already to the north. i've had had a couple of tweets, spweather, how much rain is going to fall out of this? most of the rain is going to fall out of the rain. the farther north you go, the more. the farther south, much less. 642 in san francisco -- 64 in san francisco. 67 san jose. is that the low? well, san jose state's low is 64. san jose airport was 65.
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so it's unanimous. it's very mild there. our big low in the front is starting to weaken considerably. the low will give us rain. that will be late. fog, drizzle, fair, mild, sunny to the east and to the north and then increasing clouds. 60s, 70s and 80s. five-day, clouds roll in on saturday. clearing late sunday. tuesday looks good. thank you, steve. a single car crash -- let's see. that's not what we want to talk about. there is an -- an investigation is underway into an early- morning fire near an east bay b.a.r.t. station. witnesses spotted something at the fire seen that has authorities concerned. and the plan to prevent violence at san francisco nightclubs. we'll tell you what police are doing to make things safer. a project for b.a.r.t. is finally on track.
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we'll tell you which will benefit.
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welcome back. investigators are searching for a man who sexually attacked a woman inside her walnut creek apartment. now, three similar attacks are happening at the park regency apartments since late june and one man is already behind bars in connection with those crimes. jade hernandez is at the
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complex to tell us what some believe makes that apartment so vulnerable. >> reporter: well, dave, i can show you. it's easy access. park regency apartments is really close to 680 here. one man told me he thinks the access must lead to these crimes which are victimizing women. the sheriff's office is calling what happened last night a home invasion where a woman was sexually assaulted. we watched security guards patrol around the apartments where assaults happen last name the complex is on oak road and has 900 units. the complex used to have only one security guard on duty, but management hired three additional guards. they also posted fliers warning residents about the incident. the latest happened around 6:00 last evening. a woman said she was attacked while inside her apartment. the sheriff spokesman told us that the man followed the woman through the gates of the
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complex and into her apartment, where he sexually assaulted her. authorities have not released a sketch of her. >> i'm surprised to hear there's any sort of activity like that. this neighborhood is really safe. >> reporter: this is the man behind bars it connection with a rape, two attempted rapes and a burglary. the suspect's girlfriend and family claim he's innocent. but authorities said dna testing linked him to at least one of the rapes. we've left messages for the spokesman for the contra costa county sheriff's office. we'll update you. back to you. >> thank you, jade. thousands of people in richmond have no power this morning. pg&e says 3,480 customers lost power shortly after 5:00 a.m.
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it could be another hour before things are back to normal. the cause of the outage is under investigation. investigators in the east bay are now looking for the cause of an early-morning brush fire in bay point. it started shortly after 4:00 a.m. at a park not far from the bay point pittsburg b.a.r.t. station. the wind-whipped flames briefly came close to a home before the fire was put out. they don't know how it was started. but witnesses say they spotted several homeless individuals running from the scene. the funeral for victims of the pipeline will be held today. last night friends and family gathered for jacqueline grieg and her 13-year-old daughter,
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janessa. now, the 13th-year-old was an 8th grader and was president of her school. >> all of the kindergarteners looked up to her. >> she would walk down the hall and say hello to everybody. whether they were a kindergartener or an 8th grader and she always had a huge smile on her face. >> more than a thousand people filled the sunset district. this morning's funeral service begins at 17th avenue -- at 10:00 at 17th avenue. jessica morales was watching football with her boyfriend at the time of her explosion. the 20-year-old woman was kill. her boyfriend, seriously burned. jessica's funeral will be held tomorrow night at the church of the highlands in san bruno. 7:34. doctors say the seven people seriously burned in the pipeline disaster face a long,
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painful road to recovery. for of those victims are being treated at the burn unit at san francisco's saint san fran sis hospital. doctors say their condition will likely require surgery. >> the situation is to get rid of the non-viable tissue because that's a source for an infection. >> doctors won't reveal the extent of the injuries, citing patient/doctor law. an anonymous vote came last night during a meeting. city leaders say the devastating fire has changed san bruno forever. >> i think the situation has
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changed the community in ways that we probably don't yet even have the ability to perceive. last night's city vote follows the state of emergency already declared in sacramento. we have an update on an officer-involved shooting in concord that we first told you about yesterday morning. police now say the gun the suspect pointed at officers during a foot chase was fake. two officers shot and wounded 25-year-old brian brownwhite. investigators say he's wanted on a $900,000 arrest warrant for armed robbery in fremont and san jose. a 19-year-old man is facing serious charges after leading chp officers on a chase in downtown san jose that killed two of his passengers. officers say they pulled over jose fernandez around 1:30 yesterday morning because of a missing license plate. but as the officers got out of their patrol car, they say fernandez sped off. he crashed into two parked cars a short time later at the
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intersection of st. james and north 6th street. unfortunately, the end you result was two passengers suffering fatal injuries. the driver and front seat passenger suffered non-life- threatening injuries. 7:36. the san francisco police department wants tough, new safety measures for nightclubs. this follows several recent violent incidents including a deadly shooting in front of the club in fishermen's wharf earlier this year. the police want security cameras, the installation of more outside lighting and metal detectors at the entrance of clubs. b.a.r.t. is on track to expand the contract to build the long delayed mass project. b.a.r.t. trains would run on elevated tracks. the project carries a $480
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million price tag. caltrans is warning drivers about a new traffic shift on a westbound interstate 580 in san rafael. starting tomorrow, traffic will be redirected from 580 to the newly constructed bellham boulevard overpass. from there traffic will merge onto highway 101. caltrans says the new configuration will be in place while they work on this project and during that time there could be more delays and that's already a busy area. what's happening, sal? breaking news. >> we have a house fire and i'm looking at one of my internal maps. it's at 1005 university avenue. let me just pull it back. it's somewhat close to highway 101, two-alarm confirmed
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response there. also, some of the responding fire agencies have been coming in to help palo alto out. it's a two-alarm structure fire on university avenue. avoid university and use other ways to get in to palo alto. the bay bridge toll plaza is backed up for about a 15-minute wait. no probls on the bridge itself. this morning we're looking at the san mateo bridge. traffic is moving well if you are driving on highway 92 and all the way up to 101. this morning's commute is moving okay on the peninsula here on highway 101 and 280. not a bad commute. here's steve. >> just made the same comment, sal. the fog does appear to be lifting for some. not for everyone. we still have foggy conditions, local drizzle. but higher clouds are still trying to work their way into the north. take a look here at live
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stormtracker2. in mendocino county, it looks like there are clouds moving in. this is a slow-moving system but it's here as advertised. we thought friday would be the transition day. now, the whole system, slowing down a little bit. it's still running into the high-pressure system. it will be the fight between the two and the first system to come through usually falls apart and weakens. it's a sign after change until that low right there moves in. that will be late saturday into sunday. you can sigh how the system is getting close. this would be a pretty good rain producer. could easily get over 1 to 2 inches of rain there. i would say for the north bay or for everyone, about .10 maybe let amounts -- maybe lessants to about .5. that's what it's looking like. i will fine-tune things as the information comes in from the
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updated information already starting to show up. 75 in san rafael. fog, drizzle. 79 walnut creek after an 82 on thursday. oakland, 74. we'll drop you 4 to 70. san jose 78 to 77. the lows are very, very mild. san jose 67. the low at san jose airport was 65. the hoe at san jose state was 64. so everybody's in good company. 58 san francisco. 33 up in tahoe. 2 in truckee. the low -- 32 in truckee. the lows will be lower than that. 64 in ukiah with the cloud cover. you can see how the system right there. there's some of the clouds starting to work their way in. this is gonna give us a lot of high and mid-level clouds. sunny to the south. but to the north bay, it will be cooler by the coast but still kind of mild inland with 70s and low 80s.
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light rain should make it even south by sunday morning. fog, drizzle, fair, mild, southerly breeze kicks in. 60s, 70s, low to mid-80s. five-day a lot of clouds on saturday. rain develops in the north bay and spread south by sunday morning. clearing sunday night. okay on monday, tori. >> okay. thank you, steve. it's 19 minutes before 8:00. the two airlines that are just a vote away from merging to create the largest airline in the world. you have to pay to play in the beta's break next year.
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the world's largest airline could be just one vote away. shareholders of united airlines' parent company and continental airlines are voting today on a deal that could combine the two carriers. if shareholders approve the $3 billion stock deal, it's expected to close in the next two weeks. bay area-based software giant oracle posted better-than- expected quarterly profits. the redwood city company reported net income of $1.4
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billion up 20% from the same time last year. oracle's eastern onings -- easternings amounted to 32 cents a share, a nicking more than analysts -- nickel more than analysts predicted. pg&e says any current work serv-pro is doing will not be hired forkedked aish -- for additional cleanup work after complaint. three times yesterday, emergency crews ordered evacuations because someone thought they smelled gas. one scare was near oakland's lake merritt. a crew was out there installing a telephone line. they mistakenly cut into a gas pipe. i saw a fire -- fireman come up the stairs and tell me to evacuate.
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i kind of freaked out and left my stuff. >> the smell of gas triggered a false alarm at an elementary school and a similar incident at galloway high school. a judge is expected to decide next week whether to move the high-profile khancy bailey murder trial out of oakland. attorneys for yusef bey iv and anton mackey want the trial moved to los angeles but prosecutors say an impartial jury can be found in the bay area. the defendants are charged with the murder of journalist, chauncey bailey, and two other people, bey is the -- the former leader of your black muslim bakery. 35% of residents had been stopped by police without
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cause, according to a survey. >> we expect the city to hire a police chief who has a proven track record of dealing with problems of racial fro filing -- profiling, the police department and the immigrant community. >> one stopped was a parish priest who said he felt intimidated by the officers. organizers of the beta breakers are announcing new rules to tone down the party during the race. they are gonna throw out people who don't register and wear their race number. also, the number of people allowed to register will be capped at about 50,000. there is a new poll out that shows a surprisingly tight race for oakland mayor with ten candidates vying to the next
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mayor. former state president don perata is leading the race with 26% support. the other two top candidates are jean kwan and rebecca kaplan. on our channel 2 website you will find complete information on the oakland mayor's debate. police think a man was distraught about his mother's health before he shot a doctor and killed his mother and himself. 50-year-old paul warren was being briefed about his woman's condition when he pulled out a gun and shot the orthopedic surgeon in the stomach. police say the suspect then barricaded himself inside his mother's room after a two-hour
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standoff. it ended after he killed himself and his mother. the doctor is expected to survive. a kaiser hospital nurse in redwood city accused of secretly taping five women in a bathroom is due in court. a judge could decide whether the 5-year-old man could be placed in a mental health facility than jail. he was found on a camera hidden on one of the walls. shelley lalil was found guilty of stabbing his ex- girlfriend more than 20 times during a dispute two years ago. malil played haziz, a coworker of steve carell steve carell's in the movie "the 40-year-old virgin." it's a surpriseing twist
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about a washington state woman with acid burns on her police. police say she made up the whole story. they say bethany storris confessed. prosecutors will decide whether to press charge force filing a false police report. we're gonna tell you what investigators are saying about a possible big fine for pg&e.
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pg&e is facing a hefty fine for an employee who was electrocuteed. pg&e has been fined more than $170,000. the utility has 15 days to decide whether to appeal. 7:53. first lady, michelle 0 obama, is denying a report that she told the first lady of france that "she can't stand life in the white house." there is a new book out about the french first lady, karl law bruney, that michelle obama told her that she couldn't stand her role as first lady. the french embassy of washington says brewny is distancing herself completely from the book. 7:54. there is a new kind of medical marijuana dispensary in santa cruz county. this one is for people who like
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ice cream. the new creme de kana dispensary is offering ice cream mixed with pot. it opened up in the sown of so cal and is located across the street from the dominican hospital. the owner said he's getting a lot of good feedback from patients. >> everybody who has tried it has told us they absolutely love it. a lot of people have come back for seconds and thirds and fourths. >> right now there's banana defoster, strawberry chasecake and triple brownie. he hopes to add more flavors as time goes on. the giants beat the dodgers last night, 10-2, with hits like that. and that victory puts the giants a half game ahead of the san diego padres. the giants haven't been in first place this late in the season since they've won the
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west in 2003. the giants will host milwaukee brewers this weekend. >> that is really -- it's been a long time since either team has been in the race. >> and that's because sal is sitting in the official sal seat. [ laughter ] >> i've been doing a lot of yelling. i have to keep it down because if i come to work with no voice, the boss will get mad. let's keep it going. keep it going. traffic is moving along when you come up to the toll plaza -- by the way, there is a game at at&t park. so plan for that. let's move along and take a look at 880 north and southbound. the traffic is moving well in both directions. let's see. i think we're not going to be able to use the map this time at the end here. we're just gonna -- steve, are you ready a little early because my maps are crashed? let's go to steve paulson and -- >> i will help you out, sal.
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>> drizzle, higher clouds are already beginning to move into the north, especially up to northern counties. higher clouds are already moving in to mendocino county and lake county. they should put on the brakes. i don't -- just updated. we do expect these to move in over the next 12, 24 hours. there is the system, now the rain will start to move to the north, it's going to not move into the bay area today. drizzle doesn't count. i mean it counts but not rain, rain. fog, drizzle, fair, mild. 60s, 70s and 80s. 64 san francisco, fog and drizzle. it looks like drizzle will be back late tonight in to tomorrow. the system is getting close, the low spinning to the left of your screen, that's the key and that will be in on sunday. fog, drizzle, fair, sunday. higher clouds to the north.
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with a south wind developing. a lot of mug gibbs humid conditions. 60s, 70s and 80s. cloudy, rain develops in the north bay about .10 to .50 should cover it for everybody. dave and tori? we're continuing to monitor an early-morning fire in palo alto. the street where firefighters are working to save a home. also a woman sexually assaulted at an apartment complex that's had previous attacks. we'll tell you why neighbors thought they were safe. gun fired in front of the u.s. capitol this moving. why police say they had had to shoot a man.
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welcome back. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. it's friday, september 17th. we begin with breaking news in palo alto. firefighters have rushed to the scene of a house fire on university avenue. so far we've not heard of any reports of injuries. we have a crew headed to the scene. we'll bring you an update as soon as they arrive. >> in the meantime, a walnut creek apartment complex is right at the center of a criminal investigation. police are investigating a sexual assault despite an arrest in connection with three previous attacks. jade hernandez joining us now. she has all of the details. jade, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. one walnut creek resident told me he thinks easy access has something to do with the sexual assaults. and that access is that apartment complex is near i-
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680. one walnut creek man, as i said, said that access is leaf leading to these crimes. another woman said she thought an arrest in previous assaults would have stopped the crime. >> yeah. i thought they caught the guy and it was all okay. and i guess it's not. >> reporter: the sheriff's office is calling what happened last night at park regency apartments, a home invasion where a woman was sexually assaulted. we watched security guards patrol. park regency is located on oak road and as 900 units. the complex used to have only one security guard on duty but management hired additional guards. they also posted fires warning residents about the incident. the latest last night happened around 6:00 in the evening. a woman told the contra costa county sheriff's office she was attacked while inside her apartment. the sheriff's office said the man followed the woman through through the gates of her
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complex and into her apartment where he sexually assaulted her. the question surfaces, if the man who is accused of the three other assaults is still behind bars, who is responsible for the latest? >> i already have an alarm on my door from the last round that we went through. and a stick in my sliding glass dear. >> this neighborhood is really safe. i know there's been some car break-ins. when i used to live down the road a little bit. but i never imagined this area would have that kind of problem with an assault or anything like that. >> reporter: this the man still behind bars in connection with a rape, two attempted rapes and 22-year-old antonio muton. his family and girlfriend claim he's innocent. but authorities say dna testing links him to at least one of the rapes. we're still waiting to hear back from the contra costa
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county sheriff's office. reporting live from walnut creek, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. it's 8:03. there are two new disturbing revelations tied to the pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno last week. today's "chronicle" reports pg&e was worried last year that liquids were corroding the metal of four bay area pipelines and that includes the pipeline that blew up in san bruno. also, pg&e admits it has still not fully inspected all of its so-called high-risk pipe rhinelines -- pipelines. it must still inspect one quarter of the pipelines. we have a sad update about some of the victims in the pg&e explosion. lavonne bull list, greg bullis, and his son perished in the
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fire. the other victims, jacqueline and janessa grieg. claudine wong is live with a look at what's being done to remember all of the victims. >> reporter: good morning, claudine. good morning, tori. a lot of grieving, a lot of loss in the neighborhood. behind me you can see claremont drive and what it looks like today. and all of the days we've come out here, we've been struck by the loss in the neighborhood. sevenly the greatest loss is the loss of life. the grieving will continue for funeral services for two of the victims. jackwy lin and her -- jacqueline and her daughter. there was a vigil last night at saint cecilia's. friends describe jacqueline as a devoted mother to her daughters and they remember janessa who always had a smile
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on her face. they played this video of janessa at her confirmation. >> there was also a vigil last night for 20-year-old jessica morales. she was at home at the time of the blats watching a football game with her boyfriend. he was hospitalized with severe burns. couldn't go to sleep for a lot of days. she was my best friend. >> funeral services for jessica will be tomorrow and funeral services for jacqueline and her daughter will be held today. they leave behind their older brother james and sister abbey. >> we're seeing a little more activity starting to pick up now. red cross is on scene.
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we've seen pg&e crews. people out here have said how long this recovery will be, how long it will take them to get over this and we know the grieving process will take longer. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. it's 8:06. we're now hearing this morning, the foreign minister of oman is not aware of in he current plans for iran to release any other -- the two other americans being held there. today, the foreign minister said his country is willing to help seek the release of shane bauer and josh fattal. but he said to help in the efforts, american officials should tone down what is seen as harsh rhetoric directed at iran. early this morning, a man was shot by washington, d.c. police after they say he pointed a gun at them right near the u.s. capitol building.
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>> the officers and others who feared for their life, the officers opened fire. >> police say they opened fire after the man refused to drop his gun. that man was rushed to the hospital. his condition is unknown. at 11:30 state budget negotiations will resume in sacramento. last night the governor and legislative leaders met for three hours. that's the longest meeting they've had in recent months. afterwards, there were signs an agreement may be near. >> we have a few more things to talk about and we're hopeful to be done tomorrow or the weekend. >> state lawmakers are now in record-setting territory. today marks the 79th day of the budget impasse. that's the longest the legislature has ever gone without approving a spending plan. keep your fingers crossed. >> yeah. >> i know they are keeping
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their fingers crossed at the toll plaza. any luck? >> a little luck. it seals to be improving a little bit. let's take a look at what we have there. westbound bay bridge toll plaza looks pretty good. the traffic is -- i wouldn't say pretty good. i would say it's improved at the toll plaza a little bit. it's backed up for about a 20- minute delay instead of earlier, the 30-minute delay. there is also a spider on our lens that comes up. that's been exciting people around here. northbound and southbound 880, traffic moving along very well. getting up to the toll plaza. the morning commute in san jose looks okay on northbound 101 as you approach san jose. 280 a little bit of slow traffic on 17 and also again in los altos hills. 8:09. less go to -- let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. we're in some of the fog. some sun is starting to break through. we've had drizzle and now higher clouds are beginning to
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move in. it does look like rain late saturday into sunday. clouds have already punched in to mendocino county, lake county, and northern sonoma county. the system is -- it's going to come in and go like this and then back up like that. i will show you on the satellite picture in a second. the reason being it's because right there, see how the low is helping. that will take the cloud cover and kind of force it back off toward the west. also shes it down. there are a few breaks here. marin county north you have higher clouds. south of that and east of that, not as many. but the system is getting closer. it's going to produce rain on the the north coast. fog, drizzle. 50, 70s and 80s. a lot of moisture in the air. it's actually now 59 in san francisco. did not have time to update this. 59. you know, for a while that was their high and 64 on the high side. a lot of low clouds and fog. there is the 59. also san rafael and napa. san jose has been 67 all
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morning long. a couple of tweets spweather. spweather. is that their low? the low looks to be 765 at midnight -- 65 at midnight. when you start to get that south wind. they will warm up rapidly there and turn cloudy as we get throughout the day. 64 ukiah and cloudy skies. sacramento, 62. the low is the key to this whole thing. there's two of them now. there's one forming on the front which is right there. that will slow it down. this will just drive acrouse -- across us. we'll have to wait for this whole thing to improve. sunny and mild for some. higher cloudses to the north. but cooler by the coast. mostly cloudy for the rain. rain to the north bay saturday afternoon/evening. light rain makes it south to about san jose sunday morning.
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as this system moves south it begins to weaken and fall apart. fog, drizzle, fair, mild. 60s, 7s on and low to mid-80s today. we cool it down tomorrow with a lot of clouds. rain begins to develop and carries into sunday morning, clearing sunday night, monday looks all right. 8:11. police in london make arrests while the pope is visiting. up next -- how the pope is reacting to this news. a worried mother gets around the prison guards in peru to get to a man accused of killing her daughter. and why students at uc and csu schools will have more courses to choose from in the winter and spring semesters.
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chase what matters. ♪ five men have been arrested accused of a threat against the pope. now, the pope is on a four-day visit to the united kingdom. today he's in london. a spokesman for the vatican said the pope was told about the arrests of the men. they are between the ages of 26 and 50. reportedly, they were working as street cleaners. the pope, we're told, remained calm and has not made any changes to his schedule. well, afghan president, hamid karzai, is urging his people to vote in the elections tomorrow despite fears of violence. measures have been taken to avoid a repeat in all of the massive fraud in last year's
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presidential election. police have set up extra checkpoints and are searching for suicide bombers. the taliban is threatening to attack polling stations. afghan people will be picking 49 members of parliament out of 2500 candidates. the mother of an alabama teen who disappeared in aruba is being detained by peruvian police after sneaking into the jail to confront the suspect. beth twitty snuck into the jail in peru could confront him -- to confront him. he's accused of killing a woman in peru and beth twitty said she has no hate in her heart. he didn't respond, reportedly, he just gave her a business card for his lawyer. jaycee dugard's mother said
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the failure to find her daughter cre tated a nightmare that lasted 18 years. but the state department said she should take her complaint to the courts and file a formal lawsuit. the state has already paid jc dugard, $20 million. the financial outlooks for california's schools just got a lot brighter. the universities of california will each get still his money. the state communityies will spit $5 million. uc reportedly plans to spend the money to hire faculty. also today, the obama administration is fighting back against their critics who say stimulus spending is a waste of taxpayer money. the white house is releasing a greatest hits list of stimulus
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projects all over the country. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with the details on all of this. good morning, allison. >> reporter: good morning to you, dave. that's right. in just the last hour, the white house released what it is calling a top 100 list of stimulus projects that changed the country. a number of bay area projects are on the list. let's take a look here. the caldecott tunnel expansion, san francisco oakland bridge imprompts, expansion of a san jose plant that makes electric vehicle charging stations, and the big san jose prevention project. these are sketches of what the two lanes of the caldecott tunnel will look like. the white house is releasing their spending while the republicans are criticizing.
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>> let's try not spending. >> reporter: republicans are arguing with unemployment still around 10%, the $814 billion stimulus plan should have done a lot more. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alison. 8:18. this morning, the broken bp oil well in the gulf of mexico is a step closer to being permanently sealed. a deep relief well is now connected to the blownout well. the next step is to pump mud and cement down a relief -- the relief well to seal the well at its base. the final seal is expected to be completed by sunday. captains in ships in bay area waters are being warned to be on the lookout for whales. that's after a dead whale arrived in the portland of oakland yesterday. scientists say it was a 20 to 30-foot minky whale. they think the whale was arrive
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when it was searching for fish. >> when they are searching for krill, they are oblivious of traffic and they are oblivious of each other. >> later today, the whale will be towed back. we just received word that shareholders for continental airlines have just given their approval to combine with united airlines to create the world's largest airline. again, this is breaking news now, just in. shareholders for continental airline have given the okay for continental to combine with united to create the largest airline in the world. >> the company is expected to be able to close in the next two weeks. it will be a $about 3 -- a $ $3 billion stock swap. 8:20 is the time. several people are robbed.
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we'll tell you the store thieves hit and what they got away with. why you may see more greenery today.
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for the second time in a little more than a week, a swastika has been found on a mural of an nba player, the only nba player born in israel. both incidents are being investigated as possible hate crimes. police, the nba and anti- defamation league are all offering rewards. pleasant hill police are investigating a takeover robbery at a video store. they say wednesday night, three masked men robbed the game stop store on contra costa boulevard. the suspects took wallets and cell phones. dataquick says home sales
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fell 11%. it's at the lowest level in 18 years. the medium price of a bay area home is up 7% to $385,000. it may be even harder to find parking in san francisco today. that's because it's parking day in the city. parking day began in san francisco five years ago. it's since spread to 21 counties. the whole idea is to promote green living and creativity. >> always a lot of creativity in san francisco. >> we want to check in with sal who is keeping a close eye on the bridges. >> yes, i am. >> there's my spider again.
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is that my wife on the phone? she wants me to kill it. spider is -- traffic is moving well. that spider is just killing me. i've seen this before, folks. it looks ominous day one. your system looks really good but it's going to really hang out and stall over the northern part of the stay. so the north bay will get higher clouds, but south and -- let's see. west. it will still be cloudy. but east and south it will be subny -- sunny.
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6 san francisco, fog, drizzle. 50s and 67 still at san jose. amazing low. forecast high, 77. i only need 10 degrees. oakland/berkeley, 62. livermore/concord already 64. the clouds have moved in. not own lit low clouds but the higher clouds into lake county and northern sonoma county. the key is the low spinning to the left of the screen. rain will develop well to the north on saturday and then overnight saturday into sunday. fog, drizzle, fair, mild, 60s 70s, low to mid-80s. tomorrow we cool it down. the clouds will be rolling in and then they really drag
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across us. monday looks to be cool, breezy, but mostly sunny. we're still following breaking news coming in from palo alto. we'll tell you the street where firefighters are battling a fire. we now have a ktvu crew there. we'll brings you a live report in just a couple of minutes. also an investigation is underway into an early-morning fire right near an east bay b.a.r.t. station. witnesses spotted something at the fire seen that has authorities concerned.
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investigators still don't know how this fire began, but some witnesses say they spotted several homeless people running from the scene. thousands of people in richmond have no electricity this morning. pg&e says 3,480 customers lost their power before 5:00 a.m. crews are working to get power back but they don't know how long it will take. the cause of the outage is under investigation. the funeral for the mother and daughter killed in the pipeline explosion in san bruno will be held this morning in saint cecilia's church in san francisco. [ bell tolling ] >> last night, family and friends gathered for a rosary service for jacqueline grieg
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and her 13-year-old daughter janessa. she was an 8th grader and was president of her school. >> all of the kinder looked up -- kindergarteners looked up to her. she was a role model. she didn't have a mean bone in her body. >> she would walk down the hall and say hello to. she always had a huge smile on her face. >> more than a thousand people filled the church for last night's vigil. this morning's funeral will had begin at 11:00 a.m. at the search in san francisco. doctors say the seven people seriously burned in the pipeline disaster face a long, painful road to recovery. four of those victims are being treated at the burn unit of st. francis hospital. doctors say those four patients are moving towards a critical phase of their treatment that will likely require surgery.
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>> the consideration here is to get rid of the nonviable tissue because that's a source of infection. >> the three other burn patients are being treated at san francisco's general hospital. doctors won't reveal the extent of the seven injuries, citing patient privacy laws. we have an update on that officer-involved shooting in concord we first told you about yesterday morning. police now say the gun the suspect pointed at police during a foot chase was fake. two officers shot and wounded, 25-year-old brian brownwhite. investigators say he's wanted on a $900,000 arrest warrant for armed robbery in fremont in san jose. chp officers are investigating why a driver led them on a chase in downtown san jose that left two of his passengers dead. officers say they pulled over 19-year-old jose fernandez around 1:30 yesterday morning because of a missing license plate. but as police got out of their patrol car, they say fernandez
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sped off. he crashed into two parked cars a short time later at the intersection of st. james and north 6th street. >> unfortunately, the end was result two passengers suffering fatal injuries. the driver and the right front passenger suffered non-life- threatening injuries. >> fernandez reportedly has a suspended driver's license. now he's facing vehicular manslaughter charges. >> the san francisco police department is recommending tough, new safety measures at nightclubs. this follows a deadly incident at one club. they want more metal detectors and lighting at the clubs. b.a.r.t. is now on track to expand to the airport. yesterday, they were given the final award of the contract.
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with b.a.r.t. trains would be running on elevated tracks from the oakland doll low see yum to the airport -- coliseum to the airport. caltrans is warning you drivers about a new traffic alert. beginning tomorrow, traffic will be redirected from 58 to the bellum boulevard overpass. from there, traffic will merge onto highway 201. during that time, there could be more traffic congestion and yes more delays. all right. let's check in with sal, see if there are any delays right now on the road. sal? >> that's right. we do have some delays. i also do want to let you know that we've had some things going on overnight and i want to show you a video. is that first or last, guys?
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can someone tell me. that's last. let's go to the traffic first. by the way, traffic reporters and weatherguys they don't usually use a prompter. we just ad lib -- ad-lib. 20-minute delay at the bay bridge toll plaza. northbound 880 as you pass the coliseum, that traffic is moving along okay. northbound 280 traffic is moving well. this morning's south bay commute hasn't been all that bad. as a matter of fact it's been pretty good on 280. this video it's a single car crash in palo alto, it sent three people to the hospital. the driver is in critical condition. the car jumped the sidewalk and slammed into a tree near rumrail around 1:30. we don't know the condition of the other people in the car. the driver may have failed to negotiate that curve you see there and ran right in to that
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tree. 8:36. let's go to steve. >> happy friday, everybody. our tree in walnut creek is definitely rustling in the breeze. that looks ominous. not an angry sky but leading up to an angry score. 64 this morning. higher clouds are already beginning to move in to mendocino county, lake county and northern sonoma county. there's lower clouds. if you don't see those, you will. there's also a few breaks. a couple of reports of some sun trying to break flew the cloud deck. temperatures are starting off mild. this system will mainly lang out -- hang out in the northern part of the state if you are in the south bay, this probably won't come in until late tomorrow. walnut creek, 79. with that breeze like that, i might want to drop that more.
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75, san rafael. 64, in the city. 70, oakland. 77, san jose. after the fog burns off, we'll have mostly sunny skies. it's already -- all morning long, their low has been 67. a lot of upper 60s, low to mid- 60s due to the fog that came in. we'll see the wind turn southerly. that usually keeps higher humidity and lower temperatures. you get the south wind. 50s and 60s up and down the coast. eureka is 64 as the system begins to move in there. they will have pretty good rain. for us, we have the morning fog, drizzle, then sunny, south and also east. increasing clouds. they will just have clouds. cooler by the coast but still some 70s and low 80s inland. the weekend a lot of clouds will begin to move in. some rain to the far north and then spreading overnight saturday night into sunday
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southward. northern sonoma county, napa county. southerly breeze kicks in as well. it looks like fog, drizzle, then some sun, increasing clouds. we'll carry those clouds into saturday. more rain likely on sunday. clearing on monday. 50838. more than a dozen oil wells along mexico's gulf coast are shut down at this hour because of hurricane karl. the storm is expected to make landfall sometime today along the vera cruz coastline which is also home to the country's largest power plant. karl drenched cancun earlier this week when it was just a tropical storm, causing severe flooding. since then it's grown into a powerful category 3 hurricane with winds up to 120 miles an hour. cleanup is underway in new york city. a fierce storm tore through the city yesterday, toppling trees
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killing one driver, 30-year-old woman and injuring a passenger. it also shut down rail service and knocked out electricity. 26,000 people are still without power. the national weather service is now investigating whether the storm was a tornado. 8:39. the fbi investigating a bomb square on a flight bound for hawaii. now, the threat was phoned in yesterday before the hawaiian airlines flight was due to take off from los angeles. well, that plane was searched. passengers were rescreened but no bombs were found. that flight, however, was delayed for about two hours. well, police now think a man was upset and distraught about his mother's health before he shot a doctor and then killed had his mother and himself at the world-famous johns hopkins hospital. he was being briefed when he pulled out a gun and shot the surgeon in the stomach. police say the suspect
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barricaded himself in his mother's room for two hours. it ended after he shot and killed his 84-year-old mother and then killed himself. that wounded doctor is expected to survive. twenty minutes before 9:00. it's a surprising twist in the store rif of a washington state woman with acid burns on her face. police now say she made up the whole story about someone throwing acid at her. they say 28-year-old bethany storror admitted yesterday that she dismiged her own -- disfigured her own face. it's still not clear why. police spent hundreds of hours on the case. prosecutors will decide whether they will press charges to file a false report. we're about to tell you about trouble with a business in the san francisco's business zone.
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breaking news. we've been telling you about a house fire happening in palo alto. ktvu's kraig debro is on the phone right now. i know you're there.
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what do you know about this. >> reporter: this fire started around 7:00 a.m. this morning. if you have ever driven down university here, you know these homes are multi-million dollar homes. that's what you got here, a multi-million dollar hole on fire -- home on fire. there's two struck companies on the scene. you got mutual aid. i talked to a woman who lives in the house. the woman said she woke up around 7:00 this morning and she heard some noises. first she thought it was her dog and she went downstairs. she wandered around to see where her son was. when she got to her son her son was trying to put out the fire with some water from the kitchen. the son said that he, too, woke up unusually early and he said when he woke up, it felt like an oven. so pretty soon all of -- all three of them, the mother, son and another relative were trying to put out the fire. they left the house and called
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911. other neighbors called 911 as well. everybody got out okay. but they are saying right now -- the family says that they believe this started probably by a candle in a room adjacent to the son's room where he often works. it's not sure if he lit the candle and forgot about it or if it was from another time. that's what the family is saying. everybody's safe. but this fire is still going here on university. >> kraig, i know they are still investigating the cause and we're glad to here that everybody got out. what's the impact? i know you had had to rush out. how's traffic? >> reporter: well, university is a heavily-traveled street in palo alto. it's shut down three or four blocks. you can -- traffic is not that
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bad. if you are coming down here, i would say don't take university. all right. kraig debro on the phone with us live from that fire in palo alto. more details later. our time now, 8:46. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you right now. investigators say a woman was sexually assaults at the park -- assaulted around 6:00 last night at the oak reapartments. there have been three previous attacks on women at this same apartment complex. just a short time ago, shareholders for continental airlines gave the okay for a deal to merge with united airlines and create the world's largest airline. the voting is still underway for united. and today's "chronicle" reports pg&e was worried last year that liquids were corroding the metal of four bay area gas pipelines. that includes the pipeline that blew up in san bruno last week.
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the city of san bruno has officially declared a local state of university. that unanimous vote came last night during a special meeting at city hall. the declaration will release more state and federal assistance. city leaders say the devastating fire has changed san bruno forever. >> i think the situation has changed the community in ways that we probably don't have the ability to perceive. >> hast nye's -- last night's city vote follows the state of emergency already declared by then acting governor, abel maldonado. pg&e has fired a company cleaning the homes. it took action after receiving complaints that the serv-pro company was doing a poor job. pg&e says any current work the company is doing will be finished but they will not be hired for any additional cleanup work. 8:48. the budget stalemate in
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sacramento is affecting thousands of nonprofits all over the state. many of them can't make their payroll because they rely on state money which has stopped. allied fellowship service in earth has not been able to -- oakland has not been able to pay their staff for two months. that agency provides tell foe rarely housing for parolees who have been released from prison. >> it's very frustrating. you feel like you don't have a voice. >> so far the state has more than $3 million in overdue payments. well, both of the top candidates for governor claim they would be able to break through the state budget gridlock. meg whitman said if she were effected governor, she would veto any legislation not related to jobs, job training,
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education and safety. meg whitman and jerry brown both say they would start the budgeting process immediately, not in january, when the governor traditionally submits a plan. emc research conducted the pole for the -- poll for the oakland chamber of commerce. it shows that don perata is leading the race. the other two candidates are jean kwan and rebecca kaplan. the poll shows kwan has 22% and kaplan, 12%. at ktvu.com, you will find complete information on the first oakland mayor's debate scheduled for next thursday night. just click on the "election 2010" tab. organizers of the beta breakers' race are banning alcohol and floats at the next
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race in may, and they will loss throw out people who don't register and don't wear their race null. also the number of people allowed to register will be capped at about 50,000. ten minutes before 9:00. there is a new kind of medical marijuana dispensary for people in santa clara who ike ice ceil -- ice cream. they are offering ice cream mixed with pot. it's located across the street from the dominican hospital. the owner says he's getting a lot of positive feedback from patients. >> everybody who has tried us has told us that they absolutely loved it and we have had a lot of people that came back for seconds and thirds and fourths. he hopes to add more flavors as the business grows. >> okay. >> okay. we do have breaking news. this is coming in from chile.
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some encouraging news about those 33 trapped miners. we'll tell you all about it next. new faces on "american idol" fox is preparing for a big announcement about the judges' panel.
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breaking news now about the efforts to rescue a group of stranded miners in chile. a bore hole has now reached the 33 trapped miners.
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rescue crews will now work to widen that whole so the -- the hole so the miners can be pulled through it. that effort is likely to take more than six weeks. the miners have been trapped in the collapse mine for six weeks. we've just learned the identities of the two men killed in a high-speed chase in san jose. the medical examiner's office says both men died at the scene and both were riding in an suv driven by jose hernandez, who allegedly lead highway patrol officers on a pursuit yesterday morning. first lady michelle obama is denying a report that she told the first lady of france she can't stand life in the white house. there's a new book out about french flade carla brunny, which claims that michelle obama said she can't stand her
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role as first lady. michelle obama says she never said such a thing and there is a report that brunny is distancing herself from this week completely. tv personalities jon stewart and steven -- stephen cole bare. both rallies will be held september 30th, called "march to keep fear alive." fox network officials said they've made a decision on new "american idol" judges but they are not revealing any names just yet. simon cowell, ellen degeneres and karady gatherdy have all left the show.
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the announcement will come next wednesday morning during the last of the contestant auditions for the next season. >> keep the suspense going. >> exactly. >> no suspense about the commute. you have to tell us how it is out there. >> i will. if you are trying to get into san francisco this morning, you will have to wait a little bit. there's about a ten-minute wait. once you get on bridge, it looks good. let's move to 880 northbound in oakland. the traffic is moving well. and the commute on the san mateo bridge looks okay. if you are going to palo alto avoid the accident for now, use embarcadero because of that structure fire near university and middlefield. here's steve. a lot of clouds over us. in fact, increasing higher clouds, not just fog. for the north bay it will lead to some rain but not until late saturday, more likely early on sunday. there's the rain there, sunday
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morning. monday, it's gone. tuesday a little cooler. >> the accumulation? >> i would say .10. >> okay. before we go, we've jut governmenten word -- just gotten word that a vigil will be held for jessica morales tonight. she's one of the people who died in the explosion last week. the vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m. at duggen mortuary in daly still. we'll have much more 0 information on our website and there's the memorial for the mother and daughter who died. more on this at noon. thanks for watching, everybody. >> bye now. what had happened in central harlem was failure became the norm. the schools were lousy... the healthcare was lousy... gangs were prevalent. violence was all over. families were falling apart. you can't raise children in a community like that. people had been talking about things, but not doing anything. hi, mr. canada... how are you? i'm doing great, how 'bout you? right here on 119th street.
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